Social Determinants
of Health

What are Social Determinants of Health?

Social determinants of health (SDOH) are the conditions in the environments where people are born, grow, live, learn, work, play and age that affect a wide range of health, well-being, functioning, and quality-of-life outcomes and risks.

Resources that enhance quality of life can have a significant influence on population health outcomes. Examples of such resources include safe and affordable housing, access to education, public safety, availability of healthy foods, local emergency and health services, and environments free of life-threatening toxins.

Neighborhood & Physical Environment

  • Housing

  • Transportation

  • Safety

  • Parks

  • Playgrounds

  • Walkability

  • ZIP Code / Geography

Economic Stability

  • Employment

  • Income

  • Expenses

  • Debt

  • Medical Bills

  • Support


  • Literacy

  • Language

  • Early Childhood Education

  • Vocational Training

  • Higher Education

Community & Social Context

  • Social Integration

  • Support Systems

  • Community Engagement

  • Discrimination

Healthcare System

  • Health Coverage

  • Provider Availability

  • Provider Linguistic & Cultural Competency

  • Quality of Care


  • Hunger

  • Access to Healthy Options

We’re Committed to Addressing the SDOH Needs of Our Communities

Each community has a different set of SDOH needs and, more often than not, they each have a different approach for using technology to meet those needs. And that’s OK. Our team at Contexture is flexible and prepared to do what’s best for those in the communities we serve.

Whatever the technology solution, we’re committed to making a positive impact on people’s lives by connecting healthcare and community service providers to streamline the referral process, foster easier access to vital services and provide confirmation when social services are delivered.

CommunityCares, Arizona’s SDOH Referral System

To learn more about our SDOH solution in Arizona, visit CommunityCares.

To learn how your organization can join the new and exciting SDOH collaborative program in Colorado, contact us today.